Located in the Gerhard Field House, our recently renovated climbing wall features 12+ ft. high bouldering walls with multiple angles and innovative setting, a MoonBoard climbing wall, multiple hand cracks, and plenty of training options to improve your climbing. Whether you’re interested in meeting new people, learning to rock climb, or expanding your climbing potential, this place has something for everyone.


Who can Participate?

The climbing wall is open to all students, faculty and staff of Bucknell. No prior experience is necessary!

What Gear do I Need?

Participants only need climbing shoes and chalk to climb, both of which are available for complimentary rent and use during your time at the wall.

COVID-19 Policies

  • Masks must be worn properly (covering both mouth and nose) at all times in the climbing wall space. This includes while climbing or exercising. Masks may only be taken off to eat or drink outside the climbing wall space.
  • Masks will not be provided by the climbing wall. Please bring your own. Guests will need a mask to enter the KLARC at the front desk.
  • Guests must maintain 6 feet of social distancing when feasible. We sincerely understand the desire to hug all of our friends, but for the time being, we ask that you keep your distance.
  • If you feel sick, you must stay home!
    • This is not only a state and university mandate, but it is the responsible thing to do. Please do not risk spreading illness to your friends and community.
  • Wash your hands frequently! This includes before, during and after climbing.
  • When hand washing is not available, please use the provided hand sanitizer instead and wash your hands both before you enter the climbing wall space and when you leave.
  • No food or beverages will be allowed in the climbing wall space. Additional storage space outside of the climbing wall area will be available. If you need to eat or drink, please go outside to do so, and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from anyone else also outside the climbing wall space.
  • Communal chalk will not be provided. If you would like to use chalk, we would encourage you to either use the liquid chalk provided at the wall, or bring your own personal chalk.
  • Capacity Limits: We will use a reservation system to limit maximum capacity in our space. To make a reservation, visit this page. Capacity will be limited to 5 guests with two employees. Reservations will be made for 45 minute blocks, with 15 minute windows in between for routine cleaning. Guests will be limited to one 45 minute block per night, with no limit on how many nights they reserve.
  • Instruction and private groups/events will not be available at this time. In the continued effort to minimize close contact, we will not be offering any in-person instruction or reservations for large groups/events in the climbing wall space.